September 8, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Jacob Thomas Schell


Mr. J. T. SCHELL (Glengarry).

Mr. Speaker, I wish to draw the attention of the House to a certain matter, and for that purpose I would move the adjournment of the House. In the county of Glengarry we have several societies, principally Scottish and French. These societies at different times hold celebrations, which we consider a right and proper thing to do, and on these occasions we frequently have men of eminence to take part. Last Wednesday the Earl of Dundonald consented to meet the Scottish clans of Glengarry at their celebration. The arrangements were all completed the night before, and on Wednesday morning he was awaited by a number of the Scottish people who had gathered at the railway station. On my arrival on the same train by which he was expected to come, it was found that Lord Dundonald was not present. On inquiring of the cause by putting the telegraph wires in motion, we found that he had received that morning a written message coming from the Bel] Telephone Company in these words : * Weather unfavourable ; postpone your visit.' I just wish to draw the attention of the House to the fact that the Bell Telephone Company, an organization brought into being by this

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